Optus Satellite extends contract with Seven Network

Optus Satellite has extended its services contract with Seven Network (Operations) Limited for transponder capacity on the Optus D1 satellite. The financial terms of the contract re-sign are confidential, however the term will extend to 2021 and capacity requirements expanded from 18MHz to 27MHz. Optus Satellite has provided satellite broadcast support to Seven Network since… Read More »

Intelsat 37e Preparing for Launch

Intelsat S.A, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications is preparing for the launch of Intelsat 37e, the fifth in their next-generation of high throughput satellites. The high performance satellite will be launched by Arianespace on an Ariane 5 launch vehicle on September 5, 2017 at 5:51 pm EDT… Read More »

SES Swaps SES-12 and SES-14 Launches

SES announced a change of launch vehicles and launch slots for its SES-12 and SES-14 satellites. Under the new agreements, SES-12 will be launched on a Falcon 9 vehicle from SpaceX in Q1 2018 while SES-14 will be launched on an Ariane 5 rocket early in Q1 2018. The swap of launches will enable SES… Read More »

Intelsat, with BCom and Newtec, Launches IntelsatOne® Mobile Reach Solar 2G Service for sub-Saharan Africa Wireless Networks

Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, has announced the launch of a managed services solution that will provide 2G services in remote locations. The solution leverages contributions of services provider BCom and technology provider Newtec for core components of the solution. IntelsatOne Mobile Reach Solar 2G is… Read More »

Avanti Communications leads SaT5G consortium to integrate satcom in 5G networks

Avanti Communications Group plc, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), has announces the award of a €8.3million Horizon 2020 5G Research & Innovation contract to integrate satcom as an intrinsic part of 5G networks and testbed demonstrations across Europe. The project will research, develop and… Read More »

Intelsat 35e Launches Successfully

Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 35e satellite, the fourth of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites. Intelsat 35e was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The Intelsat 35e satellite separated from the rocket’s… Read More »

Intelsat and Gilat Unveil Mobile Reach Solar 3G Solution for Mobile Network Operators in Remote Areas

Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd, a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, have jointly announced a joint managed services solution to provide 3G infrastructure in the most remote locations around the globe, where terrestrial services are not feasible.… Read More »